St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols this morning underwent arthroscopy of the right elbow with debridement of bone spurs and removal of bone chips.
During the procedure, doctors determined that Pujols did not require ligament reconstruction. The arthroscopy was not related to the previous nerve transposition surgery that Pujols underwent last year. This morning’s procedure was performed in Birmingham, Alabama by Dr. James Andrews.
Pujols will begin his rehabilitation next week in St. Louis. Pujols is expected to fully recover. No timetable for his return has been set.